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Athens & the mainland : There are 4 main marinas where the charter companies are located:   Alimos   Zea  Agios kosmas (Navigare) Lavrio port   Lavrio Olympic marina  Places we love Skipper'sTaverna VassilisEdem   Big Supermarket- Alimos Σκλαβενιτης+30 21 0988 8848 Discover- The Cyclades https://seatv.world/location/cyclades-islands/ Sail the Saronic https://seatv.world/location/saronic-gulf-eastern-peloponnese-greece-best-anchorages/ Lovely Taverna Do not miss Klimataria taverna⚓Montenegro : Cruising permit A cruising permit is required for Montenegro. It is available on arrival.  When approaching the coast of Montenegro you may be contacted by a coastguard or naval vessel so VHF16 must be monitored at all times High Season June, July & August Car rentals Renting a car? Great! just Have some patience, it can be a long drive in these narrow streets...⚓Aeolian islands, Sicily : Plan your route Plan your route around the islands according to the wind direction video. Starting point Portorosa marina is a great starting point for a sailing adventure around the Aeolian islands.⚓Cyprus : Sailing form Greece to Cyprus Leave at night for Limassol or Paphos, departing from Greece or turkey. ⚓Mallorca : Donia App First thing you should do, when sailing around the Balearic Islands, is to download the Donia App, there are lots of reserved areas.⚓Dodecanese islands : Meltemi In the summer, the Meltemi blows from N-NW.⚓Sardinia : Sailing around the Island it is not an area for beginners. Weather Forecast Always check the local weather forecast. Note that : This is a protected marine area, be sure never to anchor in prohibited areas.⚓Thailand : Phuket International Airport There are direct flights into Phuket International Airport (HKT). It takes approximately 20mins via Taxi to get to the Marina. Taxis are readily available outside the airport and will cost between 800 to 1200 Thai Baht. Renting a car? Renting a car? Great! Drives on the left. Dont Miss: For those making their first visit to the East, this is an experience in itself, unlike any restaurant in the West: plenty of fish, seafood, spices, holy basil, coconut milk, lime, coriander, curry and of course, jasmine rice grown in Thailand. Thai cuisine is rich in vegetables; papaya salad is one of the most famous. All foods are very spicy. Try a Thai Cooking Course - there are a large number of 3-6 hour courses to learn the principles of Thai cuisine from the knowledge of spices through the products themselves, an experience that we highly recommend. Flotilla- Via Maris https://www.islango.com Joining a Flotilla provides convenient and cosy cruising for both social and sailing routes as well as dealing with problems that come along...   Shopping: we drove to Tesco lotus  25 minutes drive from Haven marina. a taxi driver back and forth cost around 1500 THB (1 USD= 32 THB)     ⚓New York : important tip It is important to learn the current patterns in order to plan your sail into the harbour, especially if you want to sail up the East River and into the Long Island Sound⚓Ionian islands : Sailing in the East coast of Corfu Sailing in the East coast of Corfu is recommended for a day trip, before you head south. First stop on crowded Ipsos, head on to Agni for more peace and quiet. Second stop in beautiful Agni, and on to the amazing Kalami, for great food in the Taverna and siesta.Dangers Care is needed. Close attention to the section between the mainland and the town of Gaios, because there is a reef.⚓Azores islands : Sailing route It is best to sail from Faial or Pico in the central part of the archipelago, where there are the most islands in reasonable proximity to each other.  Charters To charter a boat in the Azores, you need a fair amount of experience, as the sailing can be challenging, ranging from simple coastal hops to true ocean passages in sometimes strong weather. Bookings Sailing in Portuguese waters you are expected to book in and out of every harbour you visit, which isn’t quite as difficult as it sounds. You can usually book out of ports the day before you actually leave; also, because officials see the SailAzores charter boats all the time, they do seem willing to cut them some slack⚓Algarve Coast : Forecast Portugal Navy weather forecast: 2657 kHz in Portugal (Lisbon station): 09:00 and 21:00 during winter local time. 08:00 and 20:00 during summer local time. UTC +00:00 Portugal falls under Navarea 2 and NAVTEX is updated with weather forecasts in English on 518 kHz for Portugal Mainland – Madeira – Azores. Portuguese Met Office – www.ipma.pt Shipping Forecast – Portuguese Language http://www.ipma.pt/pt/maritima/boletins/ Shipping Forecast – English Language http://www.ipma.pt/en/maritima/boletins/⚓Fethiye - Gocek : Dont miss this site Kesikkapı, Amyntas Rock Tombs⚓Cyclades islands : Meltemi wind Meltemi wind dominates these islands, in particular from July until September.⚓Balearic Islands : Winds Most frequently blow from the west, northwest, N and E but are considerably altered bt the effects of local topography. Close to the coast normal sea and land breezes are experienced on calm days. Tramontana (Northwest) Strong, dry wind, cold during the winter time; can be dangerous due to reaching gale force in a very short period of time, even on sunny days with apparently no warning sign; Vendaval (West) Usually confined to the south and southeast coast, can occasionally blow in the northeast; prevails from late autumn to early spring, but usually short-lived; Levante (East) Generally lasting between three or four days, this wind is preceded by a heavy swell, lack of visibility, cold damp air and low clouds; Sirocco (South) This humid, hot wind usually carries dust, with haze and clouds; more frequent during the summer, could last around one or two days. Along the costa Brava, NW N or NE winds are most common, especially in winter, though winds from other directions frequently occur. Swell Rarely reaching ocean swell sizes, it can affect the Balearic from any difections, in particular the cala anchorages.

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